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Free speech is about listening, not speaking

Welcome (back) to campus for the start of another academic year, a year I hope we start with open minds, open hearts, and open ears. Like most college campuses, maybe throughout history, ours houses some memories, some recent memories, of ...

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Five stories that shaped Fresno State this semester

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We never planned to work in a college newspaper. Here’s why we’re glad we did

By Razmik Cañas & Hayley Salazar Allow us to introduce ourselves, we’re Razmik and Hayley. If you’ve picked up The Collegian once or twice in the past two years you’ve probably seen our bylines. Or perhaps even pestering you on ...

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As we embark on the ‘New USU’ journey, here’s what the ‘USU’ has offered us

In a few years, a new age will begin at Fresno State when the New University Student Union is built. However, let’s remember the “campus living room” that’s served Bulldogs well for 50 years. The College Union, or the CU ...

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Remember Marx for the many things he got wrong

By: By Noah Smith Bloomberg News On May 5, admirers of Karl Marx celebrated his 200th birthday. Marx didn’t make it to 200, but the ideas he injected into the global conversation and the ideologies that bear his name far outlasted ...

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Americans are telling both parties: ‘Show me the money’

By: David Winston WASHINGTON – “It sounds strange to me to say this about the Republicans, but they’re helping with even the small things. They’re taking less out of my paycheck. I notice that.” So said Terry Hood, a young, ...

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When did we start talking about body parts?

By: Gina Barreca I have reached the age where many of my most engaging conversations can be described as what Natalie Becker, a New York therapist, calls “organ recitals.” These oddly intimate and yet entirely unapologetically public conversations go something ...

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Today’s McLane Annex buildings aren’t the first ‘short term’ buildings to appear on campus

While strolling along San Ramon Mall, I’ve noticed the growing number of temporary buildings there again. They harken memories of hideous structures that were there back in my undergrad and graduate days. When I transferred to Fresno State from Fresno ...

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Editorial: Fresno State has work to do

Fresno State made local and national – maybe global – headlines after English professor Randa Jarrar tweeted fiery comments regarding former First Lady Barbara Bush. The comments caused social media users to fume. And they led to a debate over ...

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How the ‘Golden State Killer’ rocked the student journalism community in the Valley

At first, I didn’t believe what I was reading on my Twitter feed early Wednesday morning. News was breaking that the Golden State Killer, who had terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s, had finally been caught. Then, after ...

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Click here to donate to The Collegian’s future and help #SaveStudentNewsrooms

Thank you for choosing to support student newsrooms like The Collegian, which offers an invaluable service to its readers and training for tomorrow’s storytellers. Click here to access the Fresno State donation page and choose whether you’d like to give a ...

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Here’s why you should help save student newsrooms

By: Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado Editor in Chief of The Collegian Imagine Fresno State without a student newspaper. No longer would you pick up a fresh copy of The Collegian with news about Associated Students, Inc government meetings – where decisions are ...

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Death, fights and band nights. The Bucket’s ties to history

I like The Bucket. Although I’ve mixed emotions about the current slightly down-at-heels place, I loved the old one on the other side of the building, across from the main entrance to Henry Madden Library. The old Bucket was roughly ...

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Letter: On speech and Fresno State’s ‘pervasive’ boosters

By: Dan Waterhouse I read your editorial about what not to do when the next Twitter incident happens and chuckled. Like professor Randa Jarrar, I’ve been attacked, yea, even threatened by Fresno State “supporters.” In my case, the attacks occur ...

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Editorial: Will we learn from our mistakes?

It’s the politics of it all that has us spinning in circles. We have been here before, and we will likely come back to this same place in the future. We can predict that another professor or administrator or even ...

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Letter: Would you want to study at a university where freedom of speech is an ‘afterthought?’

By: Emily McKay Johnson Whether she’s a professor, a writer or just a woman existing, Randa Jarrar has every right to say whatever she wants. The problem is the context of her tweet was forgotten and instead, an outraged populous ...

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Letter: One tweet does not define the views of Fresno State

By: Blake Zante All week long, I have received hateful calls and social media messages about the recent incident at Fresno State. But that is not what this letter is about. All of this negativity reminded me of why I ...

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Letter: After school programs are key to getting kids off their phones

By: Stephany Corona As a college student, I know well that many of today’s youth are focused too much on social media, their electronic devices and improving their popularity status regardless of the cost. Instead of focusing on improving their ...

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